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Why Transylvania Live f 

Transylvania Live specializes in travel to Transylvania, Romania and Eastern Europe. 

The reasons to book with us: 

o You'll have a complete picture of the country and explore the most significant sights related to Vlad the Impaler, cover the folkloric aspects of the Dracula legend and enjoy unique 
events meant to bring out the essence of the genuine Transylvanian Folklore. 

o You can relax in inviting accommodations that will introduce you to the local atmosphere, from outstanding medieval hotels described by many of our guests as medieval fantasies 
with beds to charming guesthouses located in picturesque Transylvanian villages 

o There are mouth-watering traditional dishes in each area visited 

o Our knowledgeable, professionally trained English speaking guides are excellent travel companions, who are aware of how much the success of your trip depends upon their 
communication skills and sense of humour. 

o Our Dracula tours are intended for Transylvania lovers, culture and history fans, adventure seekers and Dracula enthusiasts so you'll always find a good reason to travel with us 

o You can choose different lengths of programmes depending on your schedule, from a single day to 17 wonderful days 

Benefits from Transylvania Live services: 

1. An authentic experience 

2. A unique sense of place 

3. Exploration and discovery 

Competitive advantage 

Here's how Professor Duncan Light from Liverpool Hope University describes us: Your company is one of the few that 
understands the Western market for Dracula. Your product appears to be very innovative! For many Romanians Dracula means 
Vlad Tepes but for people from the UK, America etc. it means of course the vampire Dracula. I agree with those people who say 
that Dracula is a way to get foreign tourists into Romania creating an opportunity to show them all the other things the country 
can offer. 

Our promise: 

Beside offering you the best value for money, our main goal is to provide you with a genuine and unique Transylvanian 
experience, familiarise yourself with ancient customs and traditions, make the acquaintance of craftsmen and local artists, 
and get a better understanding of the geography and history of areas visited. We can only succeed if we achieve our goals 
and therefore we will do everything in our power to make your trip a memorable, exciting experience. 




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Press about us 

Our Dracula Tours were placed by the prestigious 
American Fodor's Travel Guide in Top Ten Must-Do 
Adventures. Important world wide media organizations, 
such as Travel Channel, took an interest in our special 
events and featured them in documentaries about 
Transylvania s folklore and legends. 
Our tours caught the attention of other media 
organisations such us: Chicago Tribune, Men's Journal, 
Los Angeles Times from USA, BBC, The Sun, Daily 
Mirror, Paul O'Grady Show, Living TV from UK, Irish 
Independent, Tubridy Tonight Show from Ireland and 
Canadian Biker. 

Our goal 

Founded in 1995, the company goal was to offer a unique 
tourist product - "the live Transylvania". The "live" 
concept means that our guests are encouraged to discover 
Transylvania through its traditions and enjoy colourful 
festivals, privileged meetings with craftsmen or artists and 
unique re enactments of traditional customs. Transylvania 
Live is member of ASTA - American Society of Travel 
Agents and Responsible Travel UK. 







Transylvania's 
Undying Legend 



5 Day Private Departure from Bucharest Tour code: Ro4.3R va 



A private 5 day Dracula Tour in Transylvania departing from the capital city 0j 
legendary places related to Vlad the Impaler. 

DAY 1, Thursday, Bucharest - Sinaia - Rasnov - Poiana Brasov 



including historical and 



Airport pick up. Transfer to Sinaia, the pearl of mountain resorts in Romania. Visit Peles Castle, one of the best 
preserved and beautiful royal residences in Europe. Travel next to Rasnov Citadel, the best preserved rural fortification 
in Transylvania and the largest one in Eastern Europe. Your accommodation is in Poiana Brasov, situated at the foot of 
Postavaru Mountain, and surrounded by dense pinewood forests in a magnificent natural setting. 

DAY 2, Friday, Poiana Brasov - Bran - Brasov - Sighisoara 

Visit Transylvania's legendary symbol, Bran Castle. It owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram 
Stoker created around Dracula. Queen Maria, turned the castle into a beautiful summer residence. Travel to the 
Medieval Saxon Citadel of Sighisoara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded by Saxons during the 12th century, 
Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe's most beautiful inhabited fortified citadels. Your accommodation is in a 3* hotel, 
located in the heart of the citadel. Dinner can be enjoyed in Casa Vlad Dracul Restaurant, the very place where Vlad 
Dracul was born. 

DAY 3, Saturday, Sighisoara - Biertan - Medias - Sibiu 

Enjoy medieval charm at its best, visit the Clock Tower, the Medieval Weapon Collection and the Torture Room. 
Another important UNESCO World Heritage Site on your itinerary, the traditional Saxon village of Biertan, home 
to the best known of all the Saxon fortified churches in Transylvania. In Medias, you will make the acquaintance of 
webs for his paintings. Transfer next to the fortified city of Sibiu, the European Capital of Culture in 2007, containing 
accommodation is in a 3* hotel. 

DAY 4, Sunday, Sibiu - Poienari - Arefu - Curtea de Arges - Bucharest 



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The best preserved inhabited medieval citadel in 
Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage site 
and Vlad the Impaler's birth place 



Bran Castle 



Also known as Dracula's Castle, a legendary 
Transylvanian fortress dating back to 1 377 



Where, according to the legend, Vlad was buried 
after his assassination 



Poienari Fortress 



Vlad's old and faithful citadel perched high on a cliff, 
more than 1 000 stairs to climb. 



Rasnov Citadel 



The best preserved rural fortification in Transylvania 
and the largest one in Eastern Europe 



Included services: 



The services of a professional trained English speaking guide 

experienced in escorting Dracula theme tours. 

Accommodation: 

1 night in a 4* hotel, 3 nights in 3* hotels 

Transportation: 

all land transfers by coach, minibus or car - air conditioned, 

depending on the number of travellers and transfer by boat to 

Snagov Monastery. 

Meals: 

4 breakfasts 

Entry fees to: 

Peles Castle, Rasnov Citadel, Bran Castle, Horror Castle in Bran, 

ClockTower in Sighisoara, Fortified Church in Biertan, Spider Web 

Artist, Snagov Monastery. 



Testimonials 



We will both remember the holiday for a long time, 
thanks to you and all your staff for the well organised 
holiday Your country is very beautiful and I would 
certainly recommend Romania to any of my friends. I 
was very impressed by how friendly all the people are. 
Thanks again and Noroc to you! 

Helena and Dave G, Isle of Wight, UK 



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the largest concentrations of famous sites in Romania. Your 



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Enjoy a visit of Poienari, Vlad's old and faithful fortress. The fortress located close to Fagaras Mountains, on a canyon formed by Arges River is perched high on a cliff. To visit the 
impressive fortress and admire the breathless view from the top you'll need to climb over 1000 stairs. Travel next to the capital city of Romania, christened "the little Paris". Your 
accommodation is in a 3* hotel, central located. For dinner we recommend Count Dracula Club Restaurant, with a strong medieval touch, where you can even have a face to face 
meeting with the count. 

DAY 5, Monday, Bucharest - Snagov - Bucharest 

Visit Snagov Monastery where, Vlad was buried after his assassination. The architectural style of the monastery follows that of the Holy Mount of Athos in Greece. Transfer to 
the airport for the return flight. 

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Bran Castle 



Also known as Dracula's Castle, a legendary 
Transylvanian fortress dating back to 1 377 



Snagov Monastery 



Where, according to the legend, Vlad was buried 
after his assassination 



Ritual Killing of the Living Dead 



Performed according to the old burying rituals in 
Transylvania, will introduce you to the genuine local 
folklore. Masquerade Party afterwards to celebrate 
the victory or recover from defeat. 



Sighisoara Medieval Citadel 



The best preserved inhabited medieval citadel in 
Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage site and Vlad the 
Impaler's birth place 



Dracula's Castle in Transylvania 



Bram Stoker's imaginary castle in Borgo Pass 
where he placed the Bloody Count Dracula; 
accommodation, candle lit dinner and a camp fire 
with all the right stories. 



The famous medieval Knights of Sibiu will introduce 
you to the medieval rituals. 



Poienari Fortress 



Vlad's old and faithful citadel perched high on a cliff, 
more than 1 000 stairs to climb. 



Introducing Unique Characters 



Make the acquaintance of a unique artist who uses 
spider web for his paintings 



Vampire Treats 



Enjoy Jonathan Harker's Menu, the same meal 
Bram Stoker's hero ate when in Bistrita citadel, 
and indulge yourself further with a Vampire 
Menu inTurda 



Included services: 



The services of a professionally trained English speaking guide 
experienced in escorting Dracula tours. 
Accommodation 

3 nights in 3* hotels, 3 nights in 4* hotels (or best available at an 

equal classification) 

Transportation 

Transfer from/to Bucharest airport, all transfers inside the tour by 
coach, minibus or car - air conditioned, depending on the number 
of travellers and boat transfer to Snagov Monastery. 
Meals 

6 breakfasts, 6 dinners (out of which 3 special dinners: Vampire 
Dinner, Candle Lit Dinner in Dracula's Castle, Medieval Dinner in 
Poiana Brasov). 
Entry fees to 

Snagov Monastery, Tirgoviste Citadel, Peles Castle, Bran Castle, 
Horror Castle, DogarilorTower, Dracula's Castle, Dracula's Coffin, 
Turda Salt Mines, The Ritual of Killing of a Living Dead, SpiderWeb 
Artist, Witch Trial, Poienari Citadel. 

* The Halloween edition of the tour also includes the Halloween 
Party in the Medieval Citadel of Sighisoara, Dracula's birth place - 3 
course festive dinner and the alcoholic drinks in accordance 
with the menu, dessert and the special Halloween programme 
and excludes the Masquerade Party. 



A 7 day escorted Dracula Tour, departing from Bucharest, including the most important historical places related 
with Vlad the Impaler. 

DAY 1, Friday, Bucharest 

Welcome to the Romania! Our English speaking guide collects you from Bucharest Airport and drives you to 
Snagov to visit the Snagov Monastery where, according to the legend, Vlad was buried after his assassination. 
The monastic establishment is located on a small island of Snagov Lake so you'll also enjoy a boat trip across the 
lake. The architectural style of the monastery follows that of the Holy Mount of Athos in Greece. Your first day in 
Romania ends with a welcome dinner in one of Bucharest's top traditional restaurants. Your accommodation is in 
a 3* hotel, central location. 

Day 2, Saturday, Bucharest - Targoviste - Sinaia - Poiana Brasov 

Morning drive to Targoviste, former capital of Walachia County situated on the right bank of Ialomita River, to visit 
the ruins of Vlad Tepes Old Court. Continue your journey with Sinaia, the pearl of mountain resorts in Romania. 
Explore the main point of attraction, the royal Peles Castle, one of the best preserved and beautiful royal residences in 
Europe. The edifice was built in 1 873 and is an architectural mixture of the German School and Neo-Renaissance style. 
Your accommodation is in Poiana Brasov. Situated at the foot of Postavaru Mountains, Poiana Brasov is surrounded 
by dense pinewood forests in a magnificent, mountainous natural setting. Dinner in the Medieval Restaurant of an 
outstanding 4* hotel. 

Day 3, Sunday, Poiana Brasov - Bran - Sighisoara 

Visit Transylvania's symbol, Bran Castle. The edifice owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram 
Stoker created around Dracula. Documentary evidence of the castle dates back to 1377. Close to the castle there 
is a shrine that is set in the wall of a mountain which once sheltered the heart of Queen Maria of Romania. Your 
next stop is the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov. Three quarters of the city is surrounded by mountains, and it is one 
of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe. The most famous landmark of Brasov is the Black Church , the 
largest Gothic edifice in South - Eastern Europe. Next stop, a UNESCO World 
Heritage Site, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. Founded by Saxons during the 
12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe's most beautiful 
inhabited fortified citadels, the place where Vlad the Impaler was 
born. Your accommodation is in a charming 3* hotel located in the 
heart of the medieval citadel. Enjoy a Saxon dinner. 





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Medial Street Concert 



DAY 4, Monday, Sighisoara - Bistrita 



Stroll around the streets of the old citadel; visit the Clock Tower, concentrating Sighisoara's history, the Church on the Hill, the Covered Stairs. You can even enjoy lunch in the 
very house where Vlad the Impaler was born, turned today into a cosy restaurant. Drive next to Bistrita Citadel and visit Dogarilor (Coopers) Tower. Standing 35 meters tall and 
dating back to 1895 the tower hosts an interesting puppet exhibition made entirely from recycled materials, the work of Misiuga, Baron of Dracula, and initiator of the Dracula's 
Castle in Borgo Pass project. In Bistrita you can also visit Golden Crown Restaurant and enjoy the very meal Jonathan Harker, the main character of the Dracula Novel, ate when 
in Bistrita Citadel. Next stop is Dracula's Castle in Borgo Pass, a 3* hotel built in accordance to Bram Stoker's imagination. After visiting Dracula's coffin you'll enjoy a candle lit 
dinner at the castle followed by a fire camp near by, with all the right stories for a night to remember. 

DAY 5, Tuesday, Bistrita Citadel -Turda 

Morning transfer to the city of Cluj Napoca, an important Transylvanian cultural and economic centre, the former Hungarian provincial capital. It's hard to believe, but here in the 
heart of Transylvania you can find the best Turkish kebab, that we strongly recommend for your lunch, in spite of the irony - a Turkish specialty in Vlad Dracul's country, given the 
fact that he was the worst enemy the Turks could have had. How about a genuine Dracula tattoo? Should you wish to permanently remember your trip to Transylvania, here is your 
chance. From Cluj drive to Turda, a small town with an intimate medieval atmosphere, home to one of the oldest Salt Mine in Romania. Delight yourself with a Vampire Dinner. 
Still, an evening to fear, you'll attend The Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead. Masquerade Party afterwards to celebrate the victory or recover from defeat. 

DAY 6, Wednesday, Turda - Sibiu 

Prepare to descend to the heart of one of the biggest salt caverns in Romania, the Salt Mines of Turda, with impressive halls named after kings and queens. Drive next to Medias 
and make the acquaintance of a unique artist, the only one who uses spider webs for his paintings. Evening in Sibiu, the European Capital of Culture in 2007. The fortified town 
of Sibiu is one of Romania's most beautiful cities, containing the largest concentrations of tourist attractions in Romania. Your accommodation is in a 4* hotel, enjoy a traditional 
Saxon dinner in one of the best restaurants in Sibiu. Attend a Witch Trial after dinner. You'll meet "Gladius Dei", the famous medieval Knights of Sibiu. They'll introduce you to 
medieval rituals and, should you be well prepared, turn you into a knight. 

DAY 7, Thursday, Sibiu - Bucharest 

Enjoy a morning visit of Poienari, Vlad's old and faithful fortress. The fortress located close to Fagaras Mountains, on a canyon formed by 
Arges River is perched high on a cliff, in fact a steep precipice. To visit the impressive fortress and admire the unique and breathless view 
from the top you'll need to climb over 1000 stairs. Late afternoon arrival in Bucharest, past 5:00 pm. (Should you wish to, we can 
complete your staying with an add-on programme). 



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he Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead 



Help a haunted spirit to gain his peace - attend the 
ritual of killing a Living Dead meant to introduce 
you to the genuineTransylvanian folklore. 



Bran Castle 



Also known as Dracula's Castle, a legendary 
Transylvanian fortress dating back to 1 377. 



Dracula's birth place, the best preserved medieval 
citadel in Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site 



Vampire Treats 



Enjoy a Vampire dinner to find out why it's worth 
killing for a meal! 



Descend to the heart of one of the biggest salt mines 
in Transylvania, you'll then know you still have a soul 
to worry about 



The only artist in the world who uses spider web for 
his paintings 




Intended for those who wish to discover the best parts of Transylvania) legendary realms in a shorter period time, this 3 
day break includes UNESCO World Heritage Sites - such as the medieval Saxon Citadel of Sighisoara, unique events 
which caught the attention of media world wide like the live re enactment of the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, 
and a privileged meeting with one of Romania's unique artists, the only one who uses spider web for his paintings. The 
entertaining programme is complemented by a relaxing 4* accommodation, and the mouth-watering vampire dinner! 
We bet our 9 lives you 11 love it. 

Day 1, Monday, Cluj - Alba - Sibiu - Brasov 

Welcome to the Transylvania! Our English speaking guide collects you from Cluj Napoca Airport. Drive to Sibiu. 
The fortified city of Sibiu has been the centre of Romania's German minority since medieval times and it is one of 
Romania's most beautiful cities. The city contains the largest concentrations of famous sites in Romania. Your next stop 
is the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe, home to the impressive Black 
Church, the largest gothic edifice in South Eastern Europe. Accommodation is in a 3* hotel. 

Day 2, Tuesday, Brasov - Bran - Sighisoara -Turda 

Explore Transylvania's symbol, Bran Castle. It owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram 
Stoker created around Dracula. Drive next to Sighisoara Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded by 
Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe's most beautiful inhabited fortified citadels. 
Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula, was born. 

Late in the afternoon you'll reach the town of Medias with its beautiful medieval centre where you'll make the 
acquaintance of a unique artist, the only one who uses spider web for his paintings. You'll spend the evening in the 
town of Turda. Delight yourself with a vampire dinner, to see why it's worth killing for a meal! You'll attend the Ritual 
of Killing of the Living Dead. Performed according to the old rituals of burying in Transylvania, the event is meant to 
reveal the fact that Transylvania, and in fact entire Romania, had no knowledge of vampires until Bram Stocker created 
his famous novel Dracula. 

Day 3, Wednesday, Turda - Cluj 

In the morning you'll descend to the heart of one of the biggest salt mines in the country - Turda Salt Mines. 
Drive to Cluj Napoca. A city with an outstanding medieval atmosphere, Cluj will surely impress you with its 
beautiful old buildings; Saint Michael's Cathedral is a must-see. Transfer to Cluj Airport for the return flight. 



Testimonials 



It is very obvious that Transylvania Live goes to 
extraordinary lengths to make sure its clients are 
satisfied. We are very thankful to our guide for 
being not only a well-informed guide but also for 
being courteous, dependable, friendly, and always 
doing his best make sure that the trip was a pleasant 
experience for us, which it was. 

Steve and Karen, Beverly Hills, US 



Included services: 



The services of a professional trained English speaking guide 
experienced in escorting Dracula theme tours 
Accommodations: 1 night in a 4* hotel and 1 night 
in a 3* hotel 

Meals: 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners (out of which a Saxon Dinner 
and a Vampire Dinner) 

Transportation: entire land transfers by standard European car, 
microbus or coach, depending upon the number of travellers. 
Entry fees to the following tourist attractions: Bran Castle, 
ClockTower & Medieval Weapon Collection &Torture Room in 
Sighisoara Citadel, Turda Salt Mines, Spider Web Artist 
Special Events: The Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead . 




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HIGHLIGHTS 



Bran Castle 



Also known as Dracula's Castle, a legendary Transyl- 
vanian fortress dating back to 1 377 



The best preserved inhabited medieval citadel in 
Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage site and Vlad the 
Impaler's birth place 



Rasnov Citadel 



The best preserved rural fortification in Transylvania 
and the largest one in Eastern Europe 



Where, according to the legend, Vlad was buried 
after his assassination 



The Medieval City of Brasov 



A city of outstanding medieval atmosphere which 
has played a vital role in Romania's history, both old 
and new. 



4 Day Private Departure from Bucharest Tour code: R0 4.5RoHa | included services: 



M Sighisoara, The Clock Tower 
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A 4 day private Dracula tour concentrating on the most important places related to Vlad Dracul and his 
Snagov Monastery, Bran Castle, the Medieval Saxon Citadel of Sighisoara and the outstanding city of Brasov. 

Day 1, Thursday, Bucharest 

Welcome to the Romania! Our English speaking guide collects you from Bucharest Airport. You will then drive 
to Snagov to visit Snagov Monastery where, according to the legend, Vlad was buried after his assassination. The 
monastic establishment is located on a small island of Snagov Lake. The architectural style of the monastery follows 
that of the monasteries on the Holy Mount of Athos in Greece. 

Day 2, Friday, Bucharest - Sinaia - Bran - Rasnov - Poiana Brasov 

Morning transfer to Sinaia, the pearl of mountain resorts in Romania. The main point of attraction is Pele§ Castle, one 
of the best preserved and beautiful royal residences in Europe. Continue your journey with Bran Castle, Transylvania's 
legendary symbol. Bran owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. 
Close to the castle there is a shrine that is set in the wall of a mountain which once sheltered the heart of Queen Maria, 
the niece of Queen Victoria of Great Britain. Cheese tasting is strongly recommended in Bran as the village is renowned 
for the delicious home made traditional cheese assortments produced there. Visit next Rasnov Citadel. Standing on 
top of a hill that is overlooking an incredible Transylvanian landscape, Rasnov is the best preserved rural fortification 
in Transylvania and the largest one in Eastern Europe, first documented in 13 century. Your accommodation is in a 
medieval 4* hotel in Poiana Brasov. 

Day 3, Saturday, Poiana Brasov - Brasov - Sighisoara 

Explore in the morning the medieval Saxon city of Brasov, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe. Visit 
the Black Church, the largest Gothic edifice in Southern Europe dating back to 14th century. Initially called St. Virgin 
Mary the church was renamed after the great fire in 1689 that blackened its walls. Transfer next to the medieval Citadel 
of Sighisoara. Founded by Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe's most beautiful 
inhabited fortified citadels with UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the main attractions: the Clock Tower, the 
Torture Room and the Medieval Weapon Collection. Your accommodation is in a 3 * hotel located in the very heart 
of the medieval citadel. For dinner we recommend Casa Vlad Dracul Restaurant, the very place where Vlad Dracul 
was born, turned into a cosy restaurant. 

Day 4, Sunday, Sighisoara - Bucharest 

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The services of a professional trained English speaking guide/ 

driver, experienced in escorting Dracula Tours 

Accommodation 

2 nights in 3* hotels and 1 night in a 4* hotel, breakfasts included 

Transportation 

All land transfers by standard European car, boat transfer across 

Snagov Lake. 

Entry fees to the following tourist attractions 

Snagov Monastery, Peles Castle, Bran Castle, Rasnov Citadel, Black 

Church, ClockTower - Medieval Weapon Collection -Torture 

Room, admittance fee for Sighisoara Citadel. 



Testimonials 



Romania, Bucharest and Transylvania were 
beautiful and exciting places to visit, rich in historic 
and scenic beauty. Your guide George was superb! 
He was most enjoyable and made the trip special. 
He is a true jewel of Romania. Any serious visitor 
to Romania definitely does need a tourist service 
similar to your own. 

Anthony W. - Philadelphia , PA. 



Morning transfer to Bucharest Airport for the return flight. 



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Bran Castle 



Also known as Dracula's Castle, a legendary 
Transylvanian fortress dating back to 1 377 



Sighisoara Medieval Citadel 



The best preserved inhabited medieval citadel in 
Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage site and Vlad the 
Impaler's birth place 



al Saxon City of Brasov 



One of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe 



he Black Church 



The largest Gothic edifice in Southern Europe 



The best preserved rural fortification in Transylvania 




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Private Departure from Bucharest Tour code: tr4.3r b u 

This private escorted 3 day break is intended for those who would like a weekend getaway. In a weekend you can discover 
the very essence of Transylvania: the legendary Bran Castle, Sighisoara Citadel, Draculds birthplace and the outstanding 
medieval city of Brasov. 

Day 1, Friday, Bucharest-Sighisoara 

Our English speaking guide collects you from Bucharest Airport. Transfer to the medieval Saxon Citadel of 
Sighisoara. Founded by the Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe's most beautiful 
inhabited fortified cities, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, 
known as Dracula, was born. The building still stands and it was turn into a cosy restaurant where one can taste the 
delicious Count's dishes. 
Your accommodation is in a medieval 3 * hotel located in the very heart of the citadel. 

Day 2, Saturday, Sighisoara - Bran - Rasnov - Brasov 

Visit today Sighisoara's main attractions: The Clock Tower, standing 60 meters tall on top of the citadel's hill, it hosts 
a museum and offers a great view over the citadel. Continue your journey with Bran Castle, Transylvania's legendary 
symbol. Bran owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. Queen 
Maria, the niece of Queen Victoria of Great Britain, turned the castle into a beautiful summer residence. Close to the 
castle there is a shrine that is set in the wall of a mountain which once sheltered her heart. 
Lunch can be enjoyed in Bran village. Cheese tasting is strongly recommended as the village is renowned for 
the delicious home made traditional cheese assortments produced there. The ones smoked in pine tree bark are 
particularly delicious. 

Travel next to Rasnov Citadel. Standing on top of a hill that is overlooking an incredible Transylvanian landscape, 
Rasnov is the best preserved rural fortification in Transylvania and the largest one in Eastern Europe. For 
accommodation, transfer to the medieval Saxon city of Brasov, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe. 
The most famous landmark is the Black Church, the largest Gothic edifice in Southern Europe dating back to 14th 
century. Your accommodation is in a 3* hotel. For dinner we recommend the delicious Saxon cuisine at Saxon's 
Barrel Restaurant. 

Day 3, Sunday, Brasov - Bucharest 

Early in the morning depart for Bucharest Airport, for the 
return flight. 



Included services: 



The services of a professional trained English speaking guide/ 

driver, experienced in escorting Dracula theme tours. 

Accommodation 

2 nights in 3* hotels, double room, breakfast included. 

Transportation 

Entire land transfers by standard European car, fuel, parking fees, 

Entry fees for the following tourist attractions: Bran Castle, 

ClockTower in Sighisoara. 

Admittance fee for Sighisoara Citadel. 



Testimonials 



I would like to thank you for providing us a very 
special weekend. Sorin was really kind and told us 
many histories about the places and country that 
made the trip even special. I would like to tell that 
he was the perfect guide. For sure we have now so 
many beautiful pictures to show our friends and 
family in Brazil. 

Anajorjao, Sao Paolo, Brazil 




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Vlad the Implaers Tomb 

Bucharest 
Dracula Day Trip 

PhVatG Trip Tourcode:TR7,1DrBu 

Bucharest -Snagov 

Prepare to discover Bucharest's darkest secrets! 

You will be collected by our English speaking guide from your accommodation in Bucharest. Transfer to 
Snagov to visit Snagov Monastery where, according to the legend, Vlad was buried after his assassination. The 
monastic establishment is located on a small island of Snagov Lake so you'll also enjoy a boat trip across the 
lake. The architectural style of the monastery follows that of the Holy Mount of Athos in Greece. 

Snagov - The Old Princely Court - Dracula themed Restaurant 

Visit The Old Princely Court, built in the 15th century by VladTepes, the Romanian ruler also known as Dracula. 
According to the local folklore, Vlad kept his prisoners in the dungeons of this court, dungeons which extended 
under the city. Still standing today are only a few walls and arches, tombstones and a beautiful Corinthian 
Column. The Old Court Museum dates back to 1972 when archaeologists discovered the ruins of the court along 
with the oldest document attesting to the city's origin under the name Bucharest issued and signed by VladTepes. 



Enjoy a special Dracula Dinner in a themed restaurant, decorated in rustic Transylvanian 

hand-carved wooden chairs, service plates from the 

ceramic centre of Corund and walls adorned with pottery 

and festival masks. Endowed with three different dining 

salons, The Medieval Room, Transylvania and Hunting 

Room, the restaurant has even its own Library, Cellar, 

Chapel and an Alchemist Bar. There is a Dracula show, 

free of charge on Thursdays and Fridays starting with 9 

pm. 



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HIGHLIGHTS 



Dracula's Old Court 



Built in the 15th century by VladTepes 



Dracula's Tomb 



Visit Snagov Monastery located on a small island on 
Snagov Lake where, according to the legend, Vlad 
Tepes was buried after his assassination 



Dracula Treats 



Indulge yourself with a Dracula dinner to find out 
why it's worth killing for a meal! 



Dracula Restaurant 



A medieval & vampire fantasy in Bucharest 



Included services: 



The services of a professional trained English speaking guide/ 

driver, experienced in escorting Dracula Tours 

Transportation 

Entire land transfer by standard European car - air conditioned, 

transfer by boat to Snagov Monastery 

Meals 

A special Dracula Dinner in Bucharest 

Entry fees to 

Snagov Monastery 



Testimonials 



Bucharest was not after all only business! Thank 
you for putting together such an interesting 
package. Our team fully enjoyed the day trip and 
we're considering returning to Romania to spend 
some more time visiting Transylvania. 

Jacob B. London, UK 



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Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead 



Performed according to the old burying rituals in 
Transylvania, the ritual will introduce you to the 
genuine local folklore. 



Wine Tasting in Tokaj 



It was the Tokaj wine that Dracula served to his 
guests, also a favourite tipple of the Dumas's 
musketeers. 



A live presentation offered by a distinguished 
Romanian ethnographer will enrich your universe 
with more fantastic creatures than you could ever 
have imagined. 



Introducing Unique Characters 



Meet the Vampire Wooden Stake Specialist, 
renowned woodcraftsman GrigoreTulean from 
Maramures, a VIP of the tour. Make the acquaintance 
of a unique artist who uses spider web for his 
paintings 



Vampire Treats 



Enjoy Jonathan Harker's Menu, the same meal 
Bram Stoker's hero ate when in Bistrita citadel, and 
indulge yourself further with a Vampire Dinner in 
Turd a 



Bram Stoker's imaginary castle where he placed the 
Bloody Count Dracula; accommodation, candle lit 
dinner and a camp fire with all the right stories for a 
night to remember. 



Dracula's birth place - festive dinner & special 
programme. 



Bran and Corvinesti Castle 



Legendary castles in Transylvania with plenty of 
good stories for a Halloween tour. 




1 Day Guaranteed Departure from Budapest 

Tour code: Hu4.3RoHa 

Departing from Budapest, Halloween in Transylvania offers a 10 day trip back in time, following Jonathan 
Harkers footsteps but revealing the genuine historical facts and places related to Vlad the Impaler. 

DAY 1, October 27, Budapest - Tokaj - Satu Mare 

Welcome to Budapest! Our English speaking guide collects you from Budapest Airport. Stop for a glass 
of wine in Tokaj, Hungary. It was the Tokaj wine that Dracula served to his guests! Stop in Satu Mare for 
accommodation in a 3* hotel. Along with a welcome dinner, you'll receive your talisman: a cross carved 
by a famous popular craftsman to keep your body safe and your spirit alive, as well as a survival certificate. 

DAY 2, October 28, Satu Mare - Sapanta - Sighetul Marmatiei - leud 

Drive to Sapanta, home of the merriest cemetery in the world! The Cemetery owes its name to the wood- 
carved memorial crosses, decorated in vivid colours depicting the deceased in a cartoon like manner. Next 
stop is Sighetul Marmatiei where a distinguished ethnographer, will introduce you to the magical world 
of Romanian folklore during your visit of the Village Museum. You'll spend the evening in guest houses 
in leud, where you can enjoy a Maramuresean home cooked meal. Try on the traditional Maramuresean 
clothing and enjoy a carriage ride by torch light up to the village church; delight yourself with stories of the 
haunted houses of the area! 

DAY 3, October 29, leud - Rozavlea - Sacel - Bistrita 

In Sacel you'll make a truly necessary friend: a renowned woodcraftsman. He'll teach you how to make the 
perfect wooden stake! Travel next to Bistrita Citadel. You could enjoy your lunch in the Jonathan 

Harker Saloon, a reference point for the Halloween tour, and feast with 
the same menu as he did before meeting Count Dracula. Drive 
next to Bistrita Citadel and visit Dogarilor (Coopers) Tower. 
Standing 35 meters tall and dating back to 1895 the tower 
hosts an interesting puppet exhibition made entirely 
from recycled materials, the work of Misiuga, Baron 
of Dracula, and initiator of the Dracula's Castle in 
Borgo Pass project. Visit Dracula's Coffin and enjoy 
a candle lit dinner. 



Included services: 



The services of a professional trained English speaking guide 
experienced in escorting Dracula theme tours. 
Accommodation 

5 nights in 3* hotels, 3 nights in 4* hotels and 1 night in 

guesthouses (or best available at an equal classification). 

Transportation: all land transfers by coach, minibus or car - air 

conditioned, depending on the number of travellers. 

Meals 

9 breakfasts, 9 dinners (out of which 5 special dinners: traditional 

Maramuresean dinner, Vampire Dinner, Halloween Festive Dinner 

in Sighisoara, Candle Lit Dinner in Dracula's Castle, Medieval 

Dinner) and Wine tasting in Tokaj - Hungary 

Entry fees to 

Merry Cemetery, Village Museum in Signet, Carriage ride in leud, 

Woodcraftsman Workshop, DogarilorTower, Dracula's Castle in Borgo 

Passjurda Salt Mines, The Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, Spider 

Web Artist, Fortified Church in Biertan, ClockTower in Sighisoara, Bran 

Castle, Horror Castle in Bran, Peles Castle, Corvinesti Castle. 



DAY 4, October 30, Bistrita - Cluj Napoca -Turda 

Morning ride to Cluj, admire here the impressive Saint Michael's Church. How about a genuine Dracula 
tattoo? For lunch we recommend a Turkish Kebab, in spite of the irony - a Turkish specialty in Vlad 
Dracul's country! Drive next to Turda, here you'll descend to the heart of one of the biggest salt mines in the 
country - Turda Salt Mines, with impressive halls named after kings and queens. 
Delight yourself with a Vampire Dinner. 

DAY 5, October 31, Turda - Medias - Biertan - Sighisoara 

In Medias you'll meet a unique artist, the only one who uses spider web for his paintings. Stop next to 
the fortified church of Biertan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Drive to Sighisoara, the best preserved 
inhabited medieval citadel in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vlad Dracula's birth place! 
For your lunch we recommend 'Vlad Dracul's House', the very place where Dracula was born. It's time 
for the Halloween party: a delicious traditional Romanian festive dinner washed down with fiery spirits, 
excellent Romanian wine and accompanied by a special programme including a Witch Trial, Dracula's 
Wedding, The Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead and many dark surprises. If you survive, you'll find 
refuge in a 3* medieval hotel. 

DAY 6, November 1, Sighisoara - Poiana Brasov 

Drive to the medieval Saxon city of Brasov, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe. Visit the 
Black Church, the largest gothic edifice in Southern Europe dating back to 14th century. Initially called St. 
Virgin Mary the church was renamed after the great fire in 1689 that blackened its walls. It was here, that 
Vlad led raids against the Saxon merchants. In this context you can only expect a medieval dinner! 
November the 1st is in fact the Romanian Halloween. You'll visit a cemetery to witness how Romanians 
commemorate their lost ones on "Luminatie". 

DAY 7, November 2, Poiana Brasov - Sibiu 

Continue your journey with Bran Castle, Transylvania's legendary symbol. Dating back to 1377, Bran 
owes its fame to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. Queen Maria of 
Romania turned the castle into a beautiful summer residence. Close to the castle there is a shrine that is set 
in the wall of a mountain which once sheltered her heart. Not far from here is the Horror Castle, a special 
treat dedicated for the strong-hearted! For a walk on the famous Bridge of Liars you'll travel to the medieval 
city of Sibiu. Enjoy a traditional dinner in one of the oldest restaurants in Sibiu. 

DAY 8, November 3, Sibiu - Deva - Hunedoara - Arad 

In the morning tour Sibiu, the centre of Romania's German minority since medieval times. The city has 
two levels: the "upper town", which contains most of Sibiu's historic sights, and the "lower town", which is 
a charming chaos of old houses and cobbled squares. Drive to Hunedoara to visit the greatest Gothic style 
castle in Romania, Corvinesti, built in the 14th century. It was here that Vlad was brought up. Evening in 
Arad, your accommodation is in a 3* hotel. 

DAY 9, November 4, Arad - Szeged - Budapest 

Travel to Budapest. Stop en-route to Szeged also called 
Sun City, enjoy a city tour. For lunch we recommend 
"Halaszcsarda" Restaurant for the fine fish specialties 
you can try here. Your accommodation is in 3* hotel in 
Budapest. During your farewell dinner your survivors' 
certificate will be handed over proving that Transylvania 
does exist and it's not the Utopia people imagine. 

DAY 10, November 5 

It's time to take your soul back home ... hopefully. 



TRANSYLVANIA 



Testimonials 



I just wanted to let you know that we all enjoyed 
the trip very much. Our guide, Sorin, was very 
knowledgeable with a great sense of humor. We are 
very happy that we chose Transylvania Live. It was 
really nice to meet the people from Transylvania 
Live during the party. I will be sure to recommend 
you to any friends who might ask about Romania. 
Thank you again for all of your help, and most of 
all your patience with all of my many questions!!! 
Multumesc!!!! 

Damon B, New York, USA 



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HIGHLIGHTS 



A delicious traditional Romanian festive dinner 
washed down with fiery spirits, excellent Romanian 
wine and accompanied by a special programme 
including the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, 
the Witch Trial, Dracula's Wedding and many dark 
surprises. 



he Medieval Saxon Citadel of Sighisoara 



Dracula's birth place, the best preserved medieval 
citadel in Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site 



Bran Castle 



Also known as Dracula's Castle, a legendary Transyl- 
vanian fortress dating back to 1 377. 



Concentrating the largest number of famous sights 
in Romania 



Spider Web Artist 



The only artist in the world who uses spider web for 
his paintings 



One of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe 




Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel - Draculds birthplace! A 3 day short break including a UNESCO World Heritage 
Site, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Vlad the Impalers birthplace, Transylvanids iconic image, Bran Castle and the Medieval 
Saxon city ofSibiu, concentrating the largest number of famous sights in Romania. 

The Halloween Party includes a delicious traditional Romanian festive dinner washed down with fiery spirits, excellent 
Romanian wine and accompanied by a special programme including the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, the Witch 
Trial, Draculds Wedding and many dark surprises. 

Day 1, October 30, Cluj Napoca - Sibiu 

Welcome to the Transylvania! Our English speaking guide collects you from Cluj Napoca Airport. Drive to the 
fortified city of Sibiu, one of Romania's most beautiful cities, containing the largest concentrations of famous sites 
in Romania. Enjoy a city tour including the Evangelic Church, one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture 
in Romania. Vlad the Impalers son, Prince Mihnea the Evil was stabbed on the stairs of the church in 1510. 
Accommodation is in a 4 * hotel. You'll enjoy a traditional Saxon dinner in one of Sibiu's finest restaurants. 

Day 2, October 31, Sibiu - Bran - Brasov - Sighisoara 

Explore Transylvania's symbol, Bran Castle. The edifice dates back to 1377. Queen Maria of Romania, the niece of 
Queen Victoria of Great Britain turned the castle into a beautiful summer residence. Close to the castle, there is a 
shrine that is set in the wall of a mountain which once sheltered her heart. Lunch can be enjoyed in Bran village. 
Cheese tasting is strongly recommended as the village is renowned for the delicious home made traditional cheese 
assortments produced here. Your next stop is the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov, home to the impressive Black Church, 
the largest gothic edifice in South Eastern Europe. Continue your journey with Sighisoara Citadel, a UNESCO World 
Heritage Site, the place where Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula, was born. Get ready then for the Halloween 
Party: a delicious traditional Romanian festive dinner washed down with fiery spirits, excellent Romanian wine and 
accompanied by a special programme including the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, the Witch Trial, Dracula's 
Wedding and many dark surprises. 

Day 3, November 1, Sighisoara - Cluj 

Visit Sighisoara's main tourist attractions: The Clock Tower, standing 60 meters tall on top of the citadel's hill, it hosts a 
museum and offers a great view over the citadel. Drive next to the town of Medias where you'll make the acquaintance 
of a unique artist who uses spider web for his paintings. Transfer next to Cluj Napoca for the return flight. 



Included services: 



The services of a professional trained English speaking guide 
experienced in escorting Dracula theme tours. 
Accommodation: 1 night in a 4* hotel and 1 night in a 3* hotel 
Meals: 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners (one traditional Saxon dinner 
and one Festive Halloween dinner including a 3 course meal plus 
dessert and the alcoholic drinks in accordance with the menu) 
Transportation: entire land transfers based on standard European 
car, microbus, coach, depending upon the number of travellers. 
Entry fees to the following tourist attractions: Bran Castle, 
Horror House, ClockTower in Sighisoara 
Special Events: Halloween Party Programme. 



Testimonials 



We had great time in Romania. The Halloween 

party was a great night. We just would have liked 

more time over there. 

The tours were good too. Ilinca our tour guide 

was very helpful and overall we were happy with 

everything provided. 

We will have to come back again for some of that 

firewater 

Thanks again for everything. 

Damien E, Doublin, Ireland 




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Included services: 



Vlad and his guests at the Halloween Party 



Transportation 

return transfer from Bucharest, Sibiu or Cluj Napoca Airports 

1 night of accommodation in Sighisoara 

Meals 

1 breakfast, 1 festive Halloween Dinner and Party 



Halloween Party 
in Transylvania 

2 Day Guaranteed Departure Short Break Tour code: TR4.4R Ha 



Testimonials 



The Halloween Party was a blast, I never had such a 
good time at a party before. We all had a great time, 
we enjoyed so much the events, the food was deli- 
cious and the wine plenty! I love Romanian music! 
Thanks for the coolest party in my life. 

Richard K. Chicago, US 



A 2 day self guided break departing from the Romanian airport of your choice. You can decide for yourself the level of classification for accommodation in the citadel, from hostel 

style dormitories to an exquisite, intimate 5* medieval hotel. 

The Halloween Party is without a doubt one of the most remarkable events anyone could experience in Transylvania. There is Transylvanian cuisine, folk singing and many 

exciting surprises to prove that every legend has truth in it! The first event you'll enjoy is performed by the Transylvanian Knights. The "Witch Trial" will reveal the medieval 

rituals of judgment for a witch, testing the courage of the guests. Should anyone dare to handle the sword and fight along with the knights to save the damned woman, will be 

anointed as a knight. There can be no Halloween Party without Dracula! His majesty will join you and even make a few confessions about his wedding. "Dracula's Wedding" 

is a non verbal performance set on stage by a professional band of actors. Since we're all very familiar with dramas, we'll then focus on having a fabulous time, and what a better 

way to do this than dancing! You will be introduced to the melodious and cheerful traditional Romanian folk songs! You will attend The Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead to 

discover who was dwelling the magic realm of Transylvania prior to Bram Stoker's vampires. 

Close to midnight we will all step out to watch the moon and count down the minutes to 12 o'clock, a time of powerful magic when all bad wishes come true! (Let's just say that 

your neighbors'cat won't bother you anymore). A glass of champagne and the traditional Rest in Peace song will delight us afterwards. The Count has a gift prepared for the Best 

Howl at the Moon (after a glass of strong red wine boiled with cinnamon you won't lack courage or strength!) 

The culinary event of the evening is the Halloween cake, shaped as a coffin and delicious as fresh blood. This might just be the first coffin you have tried and you will like it! 

The D] will then take over the party! The last person standing will receive a bottle of wine courtesy of the house and Romanian tips on how to handle the hang over. 

Wedding in Transylvania 

Code: TR41 WED 

Say, "I do" in the most romantic wedding location, a medieval citadel, unique in Europe. 
If you enjoy half timbered houses, cobbled streets, medieval architecture and legends of the past, then Sighisoara is 
the best location for your wedding! We are able to offer you the most suitable package, and guarantee perfection. 
Our policy is to ensure that each and every wedding 




is treated individually. We will be glad to discuss any 

and all of your wishes. 

We can assist you with both Civil and Religious 

ceremonies, organize the wedding party and plan 

your honeymoon! 

You can even get married on the Halloween day and 

attend our fabulous Halloween Party instead of a 

formal wedding gathering! 



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Testimonials 



Thank you for a truly memorable wedding. Sighisoara 
exceeded our expectations, it was the location we dreamt 
of and even more. I'm so happy we dared to do some- 
thing different for our wedding, the religious ceremony 
was so touching, the party a success and the sights we 
visited incredible. A big heart felt thank you from Donna 
and Matt. 

Donna and Matt, Bath, UK 



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1 Day Guaranteed Departure from Bucharest Tour code: Ro5.2RoSi 



HIGHLIGHTS 



Bran Castle 



Also known as Dracula's Castle, a legendary Transyl- 
vanian fortress dating back to 1 377. 



Peles Castle 



One of the most beautiful royal residences in Europe 



Rasnov Citade 



One of the largest rural fortifications in South 
Eastern Europe 



A city of outstanding medieval atmosphere, one of 
the best preserved medieval cities in Europe 



Bucovina's Monasteries 



UNESCO World Heritage sites, Voro net, Moldovita, 
Sucevita. 



Sighisoara Medieval Citadel 



One of Europe's most beautiful inhabited fortified 
citadels, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 



Merry Cemetery 



Discover in the picturesque and traditional region of 
Maramures how a cemetery can be merry. 



he fortified city of Sibiu 



Containing the largest concentrations of famous 
sites in Romania. 



Dracula's Castle, Borqo Pass 



Built in accordance to Bram Stoker's imagination on 
the border between Transylvania and Moldavia 



A 10 day, half board tour, ideal for first time visitors who desire to gain a first-time impression of larger 
geographic areas, offering a well rounded Romanian experience. 



DAY 1, Friday, Bucharest 

Welcome to the Romania! You'll connect with our English speaking guide at the airport. Enjoy a city tour; 
discover why the capital city of Bucharest was christened the little Paris. Major highlights include: Romanian 
Athenaeum, the Parliament Palace the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon; Stavropoleos 
Church, an architectural jewel, a combination of Romanian and Byzantine architecture. To have a complete 
picture on the Romanian capital you'll enjoy a delicious traditional welcome dinner with folk show. Your 
accommodation is in a 3* hotel, central location. 

DAY 2, Saturday, Bucharest - Sinaia - Rasnov - Bran - Brasov 

Transfer to Sinaia, and visit the royal Peles Castle, one of the best preserved and beautiful royal residences 
in Europe. Continue with Transylvania's symbol, Bran Castle. Bran owes its fame both to its unique charm 
and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. Queen Maria, the niece of Queen Victoria of Great 
Britain, turned the castle into a beautiful summer residence. Rasnov, the best preserved rural fortification 
in Transylvania and one of the largest one in Eastern Europe first documented in the 13th century is your 
next destination. Your journey ends in medieval Saxon city of Brasov. Your accommodation is in a 3* hotel 
located in the historic centre. To better capture the Saxon atmosphere, you'll enjoy a traditional Saxon 
dinner. 

Day 3, Sunday, Brasov - Sighisoara 

Explore Brasov, a city with an outstanding medieval atmosphere which has played a vital role in Romania's 
history both old and new. Next stop is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. 
Founded by Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe's most beautiful 
inhabited fortified cities. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula, was 
born. Your accommodation is in a 3* medieval hotel, located in the heart of the citadel. 
Dinner in Casa Vlad Dracul Restaurant, the very place where Vlad Dracul was born. 



% Traditional Maramuresan Folk Costume 

Traditional village from Maramures 




Included services: 



Accommodation 

3 nights in 4* hotels, 5 nights in 3* hotels, 1 
night in guesthouses 
Transportation 

All land transfers by standard European car 
/ minibus / coach, depending upon the 
number of the travellers. 
Meals 

9 breakfasts, 6 dinners (out of which 2 spe- 
cial dinners - in Golden Crown Restaurant 
and a Vampire Dinner) and 3 lunches: 2 
monastic lunches in Moldovita and Barsana 
Monastery, a traditional home-cooked 
Saxon lunch in Sibiel. 
Entry fees to 

Peles Castle, Bran Castle, Rasnov Citadel, 
ClockTower in Sighisoara, Dracula's 
Castle and Coffin in Borgo Pass, Moldovita 
Monastery, Sucevita Monastery, Voronet 
Monastery, Woodcraftsman workshop in 
Sacel, Barsana Monastery, The Memo- 
rial Museum in Sighetu Marmatiei, Merry 
Cemetery, Turd a Salt Mines, Icon Museum 
in Sibiel, Village Museum and Brukenthal 
Museum in Sibiu. 



Day 4, Monday, Sighisoara - Targu-Mure§ - Reghin - Bistrita 

An important UNESCO World Heritage Site on your itinerary today the traditional Saxon village of Biertan, 
home to the best known of all the Saxon fortified churches. Drive next to Targu Mures to get acquainted with 
Transylvania's Szeckler influences. You can treat yourself with Hungarian recipes in Laci Czarda Restaurant. 
Evening in Bistrita Citadel, visit Dogarilor Tower hosting an interesting puppet exhibition made entirely from 
recycled materials. Dinner in the Golden Crown Restaurant, you'll delight yourself with the same dishes, the 
main character of the Dracula novel, had when in Bistrita! 

Day 5, Tuesday, Bistrita - Gura Humorului 



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You'll visit today Dracula's Castle in Borgo Pass, where Bram Stocker placed the castle of the famous Count Dracula. Travel next to Moldovita Monastery for a little 
prayer, if you wish. The Church of the Annunciation of the monastery has a UNESCO World Heritage Site status. The most spectacular fresco of that is considered 
to be The Fall of Constantinople. Enjoy a monastic lunch prepared by the nuns. Sucevita Monastery is your next stop. Your accommodation is in a 4* hotel in Gura 
Humorului. For dinner we recommend Casa cu Pridvor Restaurant for the delicious traditional Bucovinean dishes you can enjoy here. 

Day 6, Wednesday, Gura Humorului - Voronet - Sacel - Birsana - Sighetu Marmatiei 

Visit the most beautiful monastery of Bucovina, Voronet, the most accomplished example of Moldavian architecture and painting, known as the "Sistine Chapel" of the 
East, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fame of Voronet is due especially to its exterior painting realized on an inimitable blue background, and known throughout 
the world as the "blue of Voronet". In Sacel you'll visit the workshop of a skilled woodcraftsman and witness how wood takes shape in his hands. Continue with Barsana 
Monastery built on the right bank of Iza River. Lunch at the country-inn run by the nuns. 

Day 7, Thursday, Sighetu Marmatiei - Sapanta - Baia Mare 

Get acquainted with another face of Romania's history; visit the "Memorial" - an old communist prison turned into an impressive museum. The Merry Cemetery in 
the beautiful region of Sapanta is the next highlight of your day. The Cemetery owns its name to the vivid colours of the headboards on which are naively painted scenes 
narrating the biography of the deceased. Your accommodation is in a 3* hotel in Baia Mare and enjoy dinner in the restaurant of the hotel. 

Day 8, Friday, Baia Mare - Cluj - Turda 

Say good-bye to Maramures region and transfer to the city of Cluj Napoca, an important Transylvanian cultural and economic centre, the former Hungarian provincial 
capital. The Main Square, Piata Unirii, home to beautiful Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neo-Classical buildings is 
dominated by the 15th century Saint Michael's Church. Stay overnight in the town of Turda, your accommodation is in a 
4* hotel, often referred to as a medieval fantasy with beds. Enjoy a Vampire Dinner. 

Day 9, Saturday, Turda - Sibiu 

Prepare to descend to the heart of one of the biggest salt mines in Romania, the Salt Mines of Turda, with impressive 
halls named after kings and queens. Drive next to the traditional Saxon village of Sibiel, enjoy a home cooked lunch and 
visit the Icon Museum, displaying the largest collection of painted glass icons in Europe. Spend the evening in Sibiu, the 
European Capital of Culture (in 2007). The fortified city of Sibiu contains the largest concentration of famous sites in 
the country. Visit the Village Museum, the second-largest open-air museum in Europe, exhibiting peasant settlements 
from all over Romania. Your accommodation is in a 4* -^ Sucevita Monastery Nun at Sucevita Monastery ^ 

hotel. You can complete your staying in Sibiu with a 
wine tasting session. 

Day 10, Sunday, Sibiu - Bucharest 

In the morning visit the Brukenthal Museum, 
Transylvania's finest art museum. Transfer to Bucharest 
Airport for the return flight. 




Testimonials 



I am just writing to thank you for putting together a 
wonderful trip to Transylvania. It was a real delight. There 
was so much to enjoy it is difficult to pick out a highlight. 
We were very fortunate that in both Sighisoara and Sibiu we 
arrived in the middle of festivals, which meant that not only 
did we enjoy the beauty of these two places; we were also 
able to savour the real atmosphere that they can provide. I 
have to give you special praise for the organisation of the trip. 
Not only have I been singing the praises of Romania to my 
friends since my return, but also those of Transylvania Live! 
Ivor S., Bonny bridge, Stirlingshire, Scotland, UK 



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Dark Legends of the East 



1 7 Day Private Tour in Eastern Europe, from Prague to Bucharest Tour code: ch5.4Ro.si 



HIGHLIGHTS 



Surnamed the golden city, and the city of the 
1000 towers 



Sedlec Ossuary 



A small Christian chapel decorated with human 
bones. 



The ruins of the castle of the bloody countess 
Elizabeth Bathory 



Known as the capital of spas and the "Pearl of the 
Danube" 



The medieval Hungarian Citadel which served as a 
prison forVlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula. 



Bram Stoker's imaginary castle in Borgo Pass 
where he placed the Bloody Count Dracula 



Sighisoara Medieval Citadel 



The best preserved inhabited medieval citadel in 
Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage site and Vlad 
the Impaler's birth place. 



Bran Castle 



Also known as Dracula castle, a legendary Transyl- 
vanian fortress dating back to 1 377. 



? fortified city of Sibiu 



Containing the largest concentrations of famous 
sites in Romania. 



Snagov Monaster 



Where Vlad the Impaler was buried after his as 
sassination 




Discover "the city of gold"; enjoy "the pearl of the Danube", learn about the bloody Countess Elizabeth Bathory, explore 
Bratislava, visit Count Draculas legendary realms - discover the dark legends of the East. 

Czech Republic Day 1, Friday, Prague 

Welcome to Prague! Located on River Vltava, Prague is the largest city of the Czech Republic, with an impressive 
historic city centre included in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Prague has its share of dark 
legends. The Golem of Prague, a statue of clay, was brought to life by Rabbi Judah Loew to protect the Jewish 
community from harm. Your accommodation is in a 3* hotel. 

Day 2, Saturday, Prague 

Enjoy a city tour including major highlights: Prague Castle, the largest ancient Castle in the world dating back 
to the 9th century, concentrating the history of the city, also enjoy an Absinth tasting! Witness the process, 
learn about the herbs and spices and dare to taste the mysterious potion. The Absinth produced in Prague is 
recognized as one of the best, based on ancient recipes. Your accommodation is in a 3* hotel. 

Day 3, Sunday, Prague - Terezin - Prague 

Visit Terezin, a former fortress dating back to the 18th century turned into a prison camp during the Second 
World War. Terezin Memorial is the only institution of its kind in the Czech Republic commemorating the 
victims of the Nazi political and racial persecution. In the evening return to your accommodation in Prague. 

Day 4, Monday, Prague - Kutna Hora - Sedlec - Kutna Hora 

Drive to Kutna Hora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, considered the jewel of the country. The town developed 
as a result of the exploitation of the silver mines and became a royal city. One of the most bizarre, yet very popular 
attraction is the Sedlec Ossuary, a small Christian chapel decorated with human bones. Your accommodation is in 
Kutna Hora in a 3* hotel. 

Slovakia Day 5, Tuesday, Prague (Czech Republic) - Cachtice (SK) 
- Budapest (HU) 

Transfer to Slovakia, to the village of Cachtice to visit the 

ruins of the castle of the bloody countess Elizabeth Bathory 

who lived here at the turn of the 16th century. She 

allegedly killed 600 young girls to bathe in their blood 

to stay forever young. Drive next to Bratislava the 

capital city of Slovakia and enjoy a city tour. Transfer 

for accommodation in Budapest, the city of spas and 

hot, spicy goulash. 

Hungary Day 6, Wednesday, Budapest 

Visit the House of Terror, an impressive memorial 
museum of the victims of totalitarian terror, containing 
exhibits related to the fascist and communist regimes. 
Visit the exquisite Matyas Church and the Fishermen's 
Bastion, built in 1895 in neo-Romanesque style. Have a 
walk in the beautiful Castle District and enter the famous 
Labyrinth of Buda Castle. Your accommodation is in a 
3* Hotel. 

Day 7, Thursday, Budapest - Visegrad - Budapest 

Travel to Visegrad, the medieval Hungarian castle, 
standing on a hill top overlooking the Danube, which 
served, for 12 years, as a prison for Vlad the Impaler, also 
known as Dracula. Head back to Budapest and enjoy 
some time on your own: shop, take advantage of the 
generous spa offer or simply stroll around the streets and 
enjoy the remarkable examples of medieval architecture. 
Your accommodation is in a 3* Hotel. 
M Kutna Hora, The Italian Court 



Romania Day 8, Friday, Budapest - Baile Felix (Romania) 

Just like Bram Stokers main character, Jonathan Harker, your Transylvanian adventure starts from Budapest. You 
will be collected by the English speaking Romanian guide from your hotel. Transfer to Baile Felix, a Transylvanian 
spa resort, well known for the curative effects of its thermal springs. Your accommodation is in a 4* hotel in Baile 
Felix. 

DAY 9, Saturday, Baile Felix - Oradea - Baile Felix 

In the morning you can choose to relax in a swimming pool with thermal water or you can try the services of the 
wellness centre of the hotel. In the afternoon take a trip to Oradea to visit the old town and admire the Secession 
style buildings that give a special elegance to this town. Return to your hotel in Baile Felix. 

Day 10, Sunday, Baile Felix - Sunset Mountains - Turda 

Explore Turzii's Gorges, one of the most important natural reservations of the Apuseni Mountains. Your 
accommodation is in a 4* hotel. You could enjoy a Vampire Dinner in the restaurant of the hotel decorated in an 
authentic rustic style. 

Day 11, Monday, Turda - Cluj - Bistrita - Borgo Pass 

Transfer to Cluj Napoca, an important Transylvanian cultural centre, dating back to the 2 nd century AD. Next 
stop is Bistrita Citadel. Lunch can be enjoyed in Golden Crown Restaurant, delight yourself with the same meal 
Jonathan Harker had when in Bistrita. You will overnight in Draculas Castle in Borgo Pass, built in accordance 
to Bram Stocker's imagination. A candle lit dinner at the Castle is recommended. 

Day 12, Tuesday, Borgo Pass -Tirgu Mures - Sighisoara 

Get acquainted with Transylvania's Szeckler influences by visiting Targu Mures. Next stop is a UNESCO World 
Heritage Site, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. Founded by Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara stands as one 
of Europe's most beautiful inhabited fortified cities. Your accommodation is in a medieval 3* hotel located in 
the heart of the citadel. Dinner could be enjoyed in Casa Vlad Dracul Restaurant, the very place where Dracula 
was born. 

Day 13, Wednesday, Sighisoara - Bran - Rasnov - Brasov 

Visit Transylvania's iconic image, Bran Castle. It owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram 
Stoker created around Dracula. Queen Maria turned the castle into a beautiful summer residence. Rasnov, the best 
preserved rural fortification in Transylvania and the largest one in Eastern Europe is your next destination. Drive to 
the medieval Saxon city of Brasov, visit the Black Church, the largest Gothic edifice in South - Eastern Europe. Your 
accommodation is in a 3* Hotel. 

Day 14, Thursday, Brasov - Sibiu - Sibiel 

The fortified city of Sibiu contains the largest concentration of famous sites in the country. Visit the Village 
Museum, the second-largest open-air museum in the world. Drive next to the traditional Saxon village of 
Sibiel. Enjoy a carriage ride to your welcoming guest house accommodation, and delight yourself with delicious 
traditional home cooked Saxon dishes. 

Day 15, Friday, Sibiu - Cozia — Tirgoviste - Bucharest 

In the morning drive to Targoviste, former capital of Walachia County, to visit the ruins of Vlad Tepes Old Court. 

Vlad spent here 7 years as ruler of Walachia. Transfer next to the capital city of Bucharest, christened the "little Paris". 

Your accommodation is in a 3* hotel. _ . TT . r _ _ 

Dracula Hotel from Borgo Pass 

Day 16, Saturday, Bucharest - Snagov - Bucharest 

Visit Snagov Monastery, where Vlad Tepes was buried after 
his assassination. The architectural style of the monastery 
follows that of the monasteries on the Holy Mount of 
Athos in Greece. Return to Bucharest to visit Vlad's Old 
Princely Court and to enjoy a panoramic tour of the city. 
Your accommodation is in a 3* hotel. 

Day 17, Sunday, Bucharest 

The end of your Eastern Europe adventure. Transfer to 
Bucharest Airport for the return flight. 



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Included services: 



The services of professional trained, local English speaking guides/ 

drivers. 

Accommodation 

Czech Republic - 4 nights in 3* hotels, breakfasts included 

Hungary - 3 nights in 3* hotels, breakfasts included 

Romania - 3 nights in 4* hotels, 5 nights in 3* hotels, 1 night in 

guest houses, breakfasts included 

Transportation 

All land transfers by standard European car - air conditioned. 

Entry fees to the following tourist attractions: 

Czech Republic -Teresin Concentration Camp, Sedlek Ossuary, 

Church of Saint Barbara, Kutna Hora local museum 

Hungary - House ofTerror, Fisherman Bastion, Matyas Church, 

Visegrad Castle 

Romania -Turzii Gorges, Dracula's Castle in Borgo Pass, ClockTower, 

Medieval Weapon Collection and Torture Room, Bran Castle, Horror 

Castle, Rasnov Citadel, Village Museum in Sibiu, Princely Court in 

Tirgoviste, Snagov Monastery, Old Princely Court in Bucharest. 




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Conquer Transylvania's Alps 

7 Day Guaranteed Departure from Bucharest Tour code: Ro6,2RoHi 



HIGHLIGHTS 



Bran Castle 



Also known as Dracula's Castle, a legendary Transyl- 
vanian fortress dating back to 1 377 



2 overnights at highest Mountain Hut in Romania 



Located at an altitude of 2505 meters 



Fagaras Mountains 



Part of the Southern Carpathians, the wildest, most 
imposing and spectacular mountains in Romania, 
home of the highest Romanian peak and incredible 
blue glacial lakes. 



The Highest Romanian Peak 



Moldoveanu Peak, altitude 2544 meters 



The highest peak of Bucegi Mountains, altitude 2505 
meters 



BabeleandOmu 



Spectacular mountain megaliths shaped by wind 
and rain in human forms. 



he Cross on Caraiman Mountains 



An initiative of Queen Mary of Romania 



The pearl of mountain resorts in Romania home of 
the royal Peles Castle 



he Medieval Saxon city of Brasov 



One of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe 



Included services: 



The services of an experienced English speaking guide with 

intricate knowledge in Romania's hiking routes. 

Accommodation 

1 night in a 3* hotel, 2 nights in 3* pensions, 3 nights in mountain 

huts (hostel style dormitories) with a fine position which helps 

shorten the routes between accommodations. Some of them have 

no bathrooms and have outdoor toilets. 

Transportation 

- pick up from Bucharest, Henri Coanda Airport and transfer to 
Balea Lake 

- transfer from Valea Sambetei to Bran village 

- train ride from Busteni to Bucharest 
-cable car ride in Busteni 

Meals 

breakfasts (6) 
Entry fees to 
Bran Castle 



Testimonials 



I thought the service from your office at Transylvania 
Live was excellent. I could ask for nothing more. Raul 
obviously knows the mountains very well indeed and 
had planned the trip very carefully, he was extremely 
helpful. When things were tough and my knee was 
hurting quite badly, Raul offered to take heavy things 
from my pack and carry them himself. This was 
excellent. I was very satisfied, and very pleased that we 
booked the trek with you. 

David W. - Amsterdam, Nederland 



A 7 day guided strenuous walking based in the beautiful scenery of Fagaras Mountains, home of the highest). 

country and incredible blue glacial lakes. The routes include from 5 to 9 hours of strenuous walking per day, mainly on 

mountain paths. 

DAY 1, Saturday, Bucharest - Sinaia - Brasov - Fagaras - Balea Lake 

Pick up from Bucharest Airport. Transfer to Balea Lake, located at an altitude of 2034 meters. Stop en-route in 
Sinaia, to visit Peles Castle, one of the most beautiful royal residences in Europe. Next stop is the Medieval Saxon 
City of Brasov, visit the Black Church, the largest Gothic edifice in Southern Europe. 

DAY 2, Sunday, Balea Lac Hut - Capra Lake - Dragon Window - Podragu Hut 

Explore the beautiful area of Balea Lake and prepare to start the hiking programme in the Fagaras Mountains, part 
of the Southern Carpathians, the wildest, most spectacular mountains in Romania, home to the highest peaks in 
Romania and beautiful glacial lakes. In the evening you'll reach Podragu Peak, your accommodation is in a mountain 
hut near by. 

DAY 3, Monday, Podragu Hut -Moldoveanu Peak -Valea Sambetei (1401 m) 

Today you'll conquer the highest Romanian peak - Moldoveanu (2544 m) offering an incredible view over Fagaras 
Mountains. Continue walking on the main ridge up to Fereastra Mare a Sambetei and then descend on Sambetei 
valley for accommodation in a country inn. 

DAY 4, Tuesday, Valea Sambetei - Bran 

Descend to Sambata Resort from where you'll continue the road by car to Bran village. The main point of attraction 
is Bran Castle. Dating back to 1377, Bran owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker 
created around Dracula. Your accommodation is in a 3* country-inn. 

DAY 5, Wednesday, Bran - Poarta Valley - Gaurei Gorges - Omu Peak - Omu Hut 

Conquer the highest peak of Bucegi Mountains - Omu Peak. It ranks number 9 in the top of the highest Romanian 
peaks with an altitude of 2505 meters. From Bran walk up to "Poarta Valley", crossing the imposing "Gaurei" 
Gorges also called "Delvil's Mill" and reach "Hornurilor" Shed from where the view is breath taking. 

DAY 6, Thursday, Omu Hut -The Cross on Caraiman Mountains - Omu Hut 

The highlight of this day is "The Cross on Caraiman Mountains", an initiative of Queen Mary of Romania. The 
hiking route is spectacular as well, descend from Omu Hut to the beautiful area of the "Cave" continue with Piatra 
Arsa then hike up to the Cross on Caraiman. 

DAY 7, Friday, Omu Hut - Babele Hut - Busteni - Bucharest 

Walk on the edge of the steep eastern wall of Bucegi Mountains full of 

mountaineering routes, arrive to "Babele" Hut, and descend using the 

cable car on the spectacular Jepilor Valley in Busteni. From Busteni take 

a train ride to Bucharest. __.. . . _ . . L 

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Transylvania Live, 

The Expert in Transylvania 



TRANSYLVANIA 



Other Transylvania Live Programmes: 

Transylvania Live offers a wide range of tours, providing answers to many travel requests. 
From luxury trips and business programmes to strenuous walking in the Carpathians, 
we can provide you with a programme matching all your travel needs and expectations. 
Our offer also includes wedding packages, motorcycle tours and motorcycle hire, cycling 

General Terms and Conditions 

1. Contract for Agent-Organized Tours 

1.1 Responsibility rests with the company operating Agent-Organized Tours, 
hereinafter referred to as Transylvania Live Expert in Transylvania. Clients joining 
such tours shall conclude an Agent-Organized Tour Contract (hereinafter referred to 
as the Travel Contract) with Transylvania Live Expert in Transylvania. 

1.2 The content and conditions of the contract shall conform to those specified for 
each tour itinerary. 

2. Application for Agent - Organized Travel Contracts and their Conclusions 

2. 1 The client shall provide on the Transylvania Live application form information 
as required by Transylvania Live and submit the form together with the necessary 
reservation deposit. Said deposit shall be applied to the tour fare, cancellation 
charges or penalties. 

2.2 PAYMENT OF THE RESERVATION DEPOSIT CONSTITUTES 
CLIENT'S ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT 
HEREIN. 

3. Payment of Tour Fare 

We require an advance deposit of 145 EURO per person for a holiday. Final 
payment is due no later than 60 days prior to departure. If your reservation is made 
within 60 days of departure, the entire cost of the trip must be paid at the time 
of confirmation. If the client has not paid the tour fare when due, Transylvania 
Live reserves the right to cancel the reservation. In such cases, the clients shall pay 
Transylvania Live the applicable cancellation charges. 

4. Cancellation of Travel Contract by the Client before departure 

4.1 The client is at all time entitled to cancel the Travel Contract, but must pay 
Transylvania Live a cancellation charge as stipulated below: 
89 days or more prior to departure 90 EURO per person / per tour cancellation fee 
88-61 days, loss of deposit 
60-31 days will be subject to 50% of tour price 

30 days or less will be subject to 100% of tour price 

4.2 Cancellation Charges for Extra Services 

Additional hotel nights and other extra services booked in connection with 
Transylvania Live programs are subject to cancellations received: 

31 or more days prior to the service will be refunded in full; 
30-15 days in advance will be charged 50% of the price; 
14 or less days in advance will be charged 100% of the price. 

4.3 When refunding, the bank commissions will be client's responsibility. 
Transylvania Live operates refunds by bank transfers. 

4 A All claims for days missed while travelling should be made in writing within 30 
days of the termination of the program. 

In any of the following cases, the client may cancel the Travel Contract without 
paying a cancellation charge: 

a) when the contents of the Travel Contract have been substantially revised 

b) when the tour fare is increased more than 10% 

5. Cancellation after Departure 
5.1 Cancellation by client 
a) When the client leaves the tour group for personal reasons, Transylvania Live will 



tours, helicopter programmes, ski and climbing school, winter packages, hunting and 
fishing adventures, senior and volunteer vacations, pottery and woodcarving courses as 
well as grand tours of Eastern Europe. Our great knowledge of the country enables us 
to design some of the best tailor made itineraries based on our guests' specific requests. 



consider it a forfeiture of contracted rights 

b) If certain services cannot be provided as promised in the Travel Contract for 

reasons beyond client responsibility, portions of the contract may be cancelled, with 

an appropriate refund deducted from the total tour fare. 

5.2 Cancellation by Transylvania Live 

Transylvania Live may cancel the Travel Contract for tours after the departure date 

in the following cases: 

a) when the client is unable to continue the tour owing to illness or other factors 

b) when the client disturbs the order of collective activities of tour participants 

c) when the tour cannot continue owing to natural disaster or any other causes 
beyond Transylvania Live control 

6. Claims and Refunds: 

6.1 If you have any reason to complain please immediately inform the hotelier, 
carrier or other supplier in question. Any verbal notification must be put in writing 
and given to them as soon as possible. If the complaint or problem is not resolved 
to your satisfaction straight away, you must contact us or your tour guide as soon 
as possible. 

6.2. Refunds will not be made for unused city tours, meals or any other services 
missed due to delays in programme or alteration of the programme caused by 
the client. For verifiable claims to be considered, they must be received in writing 
within 7 days of the termination of the program and be accompanied by supporting 
documentation from the guide of the tour verifying the claim. Any adjustment 
considered will be based on the actual price of the services involved and not on a 
per diem basis. 

7. Authority on tour: Tour itineraries which specify "English speaking guide 
included" will provide such accompaniment as a general rule. The guide shall ensure 
the safety of clients and smooth operation of the tour as stipulated in the Travel 
Contract. By booking with us Client agrees to abide by the authority of the guide so 
that the tour can unfold safely and smoothly. 

8. Liability of Transylvania Live and Exemptions: In performing its obligations 
under the terms of its Tour Contract, should Transylvania Live cause damage to the 
client through wilful negligence or fault, Transylvania Live shall be liable for such 
damages. 

9. Acceptance of Risk: There are certain inherent risks in some of the tours, especially 
in adventure tours. The Client hereby assumes all such risk and does hereby release 
the Company from all claims and causes of action arising from any damages or 
injuries or death resulting from these inherent risks. 

10. Arbitration Agreement: Any controversy or claim arising out of the contract 
is subject to Romanian Law and shall be settled solely and exclusively by binding 
arbitration in Cluj Commerce Chamber. The registered office of Transylvania Live 
Expert in Transylvania is 28, Republicii Street, 401167, Turda, Cluj County, and 
Transylvania, Romania. 

Although Transylvania Live has made a concerted attempt to verify the accuracy of 
statements made, Transylvania Live cannot be held responsible for any omissions, 
errors that may appear in this brochure. For detailed information on our Terms and 
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401 167, Turda, Cluj County, Transylvania, Romania. 

Telephone: 0040 264 313 112 

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